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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 2. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board--Rules and Practice Procedure
Article 9. Evidence and Reports

New Query

§10602. Permanent Disability Evaluation Reports.

The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board may request the Disability Evaluation Unit to prepare a formal rating determination on a form prescribed for that purpose by the Administrative Director. The request may refer to an accompanying medical report or chart for the sole purpose of describing measurable physical elements of the condition that are clearly and exactly identifiable. In every instance the request shall describe the factors of disability in full.

The report of the Disability Evaluation Unit in response to the request shall constitute evidence only as to the percentage of the permanent disability based on the factors described, and the report shall not constitute evidence as to the existence of the permanent disability described.

The report of the Disability Evaluation Unit shall be filed and served on the parties and shall include or be accompanied by a notice that the case shall be submitted for decision seven (7) days after service unless written objection is made within that time.


Authority cited: Sections 133 and 5307, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 4660 and 5708, Labor Code.


1. Amendment of section heading, section and Note filed 12-19-2002; operative 1-1-2003. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 2002, No. 51).

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